** Opening November 2017.
The husband-wife team behind red-velvet-clad cocktail haunt Polly on Brunswick Street, Fitzroy is opening a new sports bar next door.
The Roy will have six beers on tap, as well as rotating craft specials, and a big screen for the big game (or the big fight, or the big race).
It will be a laid-back 65-seat spot, which will be accessed from a nameless alley behind Polly, parallel to Brunswick Street. Princes Pies is on board to provide simple sport-watching snack essentials.
Owner Casey Gordon says The Roy will be “a sports bar, but a little but more” where you can “get a nice whisky and a good beer without being in a soulless TAB pub.”
Rear of 401 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
Mon to Thu 5pm–late
Fri to Sun 1pm–1am
The Roy will open in November 2017 on Brunswick Street